Auction Building Inspections Melbourne

Pre Purchase Auction Inspections Melbourne

Its very important to conduct a auction building inspections melbourne report before you purchase the house as after you have bought the property at auction its too late as you can not withdraw from the sale price

So you just bought your new house but what happens if the house has so many hidden defects or termite damage ,well you are then responsible and by conducting a pre auction building inspection prior to buying the property at auction you could have saved yourself thousands of dollars and a lot of stress.

We are Victorian Building Authority Registered Building Practitioners.

What items do we look for during our pre purchase inspection?

There are over many  items of a property that are inspected, below are some of the areas and items that are inspected during our pre purchase building and pre auction building inspections in Melbourne

  • Proper grading of site water not going to foundations, drainage away from house
  • No evidence of blocked drains
  • Trees and walkways in good condition
  • No branches or bushes touching house or overhanging the roof
  • Exterior structures (fences, sheds, decks, retaining walls, detached garages) in good condition, no evidence of termite damage or rot to any timbers
  • Railings on stairs and decks are adequate and secure with no movement
  • Driveways, sidewalks, patios, landings in good condition, and falling away from property
  • Down pipes drainage directed away from the house
  • Ridge and fascia board lines straight and level
  • Sides of house appear straight, not bowed or sagging
  • Window and door frames appear square (especially bowed windows)
  • Visible foundation in good condition – appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracking to any areas
  • Masonry brickwork in good condition, no cracks evident
  • lintels OK with no rust visible
  • Exterior surfaces such as Windows, Doors and Wood Trim are ok with no rot
  • No gaps between walls and window junctions
  • No broken glass panes or damaged screens
  • Flashing to windows OK


  • No evidence of broken tiles or rust to metal decks
  • No debris into gutters
  • Valleys and flashings ok
  • Roof line level with no dips
  • Ridge capping ok
  • Soffits and fascias not showing any signs of rot to timber.
  • No plumbing penetrations through brickwork that have not been sealed
  • No rust to Gutters, are they secured with no sagging or evidence of ponding.
  • Insulation ok to internal roof joists, any sisalation to tiles

Interior Rooms

  • Floors, walls and ceilings appear straight and plumb
  • No stains on floors, walls or ceilings
  • Flooring/tiling in good condition
  • No cracks to walls or ceilings
  • Windows and exterior doors operate easily and latch properly, no broken glass, no sashes painted shut, no decay; windows and doors have weather-stripping,
  • Interior doors operate easily and latch properly, no damage or decay, locks working as intended
  • Paint, wall covering, and wall panels in good condition with no termite or borer damage
  • Light switches operating as intended
  • Heating and cooling units working
  • Exhaust fans in good working order
  • Stoves and cook tops working as intended
  • Dishwasher working ok, draining ok
  • No leaks below cabinets in bathrooms, laundry, kitchen
  • No water hammer with adequate water pressure
  • Cabinets in good working order
  • Sinks bathtubs and showers drain as intended
  • No sign of rusting to metal laundry cabinets
  • Toilets operation ok, no blockages noted
  • Toilet secured as required and caulked
  • All caulking to tile junctions ok with no voids
  • Garage door opening and closing as intended, evidence of motor
  • Evidence of moisture internally or in roof space and sub floor
  • Foundations ok
  • Stumps in sub floor ok ,no rot at base
  • Bearers and floor joists ok no termite damage
  • Soil not damp, no debris to sub floor
  • Roof space
  • Rafter and ceiling joist ok ,no defects noted
  • No termite damage to any structural timbers

Not many people realize that there is no requirement for building inspectors doing pre purchase building inspections in Melbourne to be registered with the VBA so its very important that you check  your building inspectors credentials before hiring him, read his reviews as this always give you a good indication of the workmanship of the practitioner.

There are many people who call themselves consultants as well and they have the knowledge to conduct pre purchase inspections as they were once Registered but have decided to no longer work as builders therefore there is no requirement for them to be still registered as they don’t want the constant rigours involved with building construction

House- Inspections are Registered Building Practitioners servicing all Melbourne suburbs, for more information ring George on 0450 653 867